Can Plantation Shutters Be Installed as Café Style Shutters in Fort Myers? A half shutter delivers privacy on the lower half of the window and the top is left open to let in light. But, since plantation shutters have large louvers, is it the right look for your windows? The café or half-shutter look can work well with the large louvers of a plantation shutter – if it’s designed correctly. That’s why having a divider rail is so important for café shutters in Fort Myers, FL. The Divider Rail Solution A divider rail provides your plantation shutters with a fully finished, complete feel on the window. At the same time, it gives you the ability to shut the bottom louvers for needed privacy and open the top ones so light can stream in. Adjusting the top louvers is helpful in the daytime when the sunlight is preventing you from watching TV. A louver that is 3.5” or 4.5” is barely noticeable when opened flat, offering you a lot of space to look through. Now, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing your view. When it comes down to it, it’s a style choice – whether you want the style of a half shutter or the look of a full plantation shutter with a divider rail. How Are Café Style Shutters Crafted? The first thing we do is measure the dimensions of your window, noting where we should stop the shutters – to give that café style. We then return to our shop and order your hand-fashioned plantation shutters according to those dimensions – and note whether your shutters have a divider rail. Utilizing a combination of cutting-edge software and custom design templates based on your windows, we construct your new plantation shutters in the café style – and apply the finishes and colors of your choosing. Our professional installers will hang the café shutters on your windows. They’ll double check that the louvers open and close and the divider rail – if you chose one – is operational. Call 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below to schedule your free in-home consultation today!